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Helmer Krane


CMS EU Law Office
Avenue des Nerviens 85
1040 Brussels
Languages German, English

Helmer Krane focuses on state aid, acting for public authorities as well as private companies. He also advises companies in different sectors on merger control and represents them before the EU Commission, the Federal Cartel Office as well as before European and German courts. His competition law practice also covers dawn raids.

Helmer joined CMS in 2019.

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  • 2018: Second state examination in law
  • 2016 - 2018: Trainee lawyer at Hamburg Higher Regional Court
  • 2016: First state examination in law
  • 2014: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • 2012: Studies abroad at Reykjavik University (Iceland)
  • 2010 - 2016: Studies at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, with a focus on economy, media and administration
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  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V. (association of German-speaking lawyers specialising in competition law)
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08 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to state aid in the EU dur­ing coronavir­us crisis
Any busi­ness in the world could be af­fected by the coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) pan­dem­ic. For many, ur­gent meas­ures need to be taken to avoid ser­i­ous fin­an­cial con­sequences as a res­ult of these chal­len­ging and un­pre­ced­en­ted times. Against this back­drop, gov­ern­ments are in­tro­du­cing new meas­ures to provide dir­ect fin­an­cial and non-fin­an­cial sup­port to busi­nesses of all sizes. Any such meas­ures need to com­ply with EU State Aid law and many will re­quire ap­prov­al by the EU Com­mis­sion.
13 May 2020
Coronavir­us crisis: European Com­mis­sion ex­tends its State aid Tem­por­ary...
The European Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted on 11 May 2020 a second amend­ment to ex­tend the scope of the State aid Tem­por­ary Frame­work ad­op­ted on 19 March 2020. It aims at provid­ing Mem­ber States with new in­stru­ments...